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The notion of unifying software development and software operation is catching on.
Federal law enforcement officials are renewing a push for a legal mandate that tech companies build tools into smartphones and other devices that would allow access to encrypted data in criminal investigations.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover just hit a new milestone: its two-thousandth Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet. An image mosaic taken by the rover in January offers a preview of what comes next.
Social media platforms, web browser extensions, and mobile platforms can leak user information, threatening user privacy.
Researchers have found U.S. children now depict scientists as female more than ever.
Researchers have discovered a previously undocumented connection between the central nervous system and emotional expression in the face.
Researchers have developed multifunctional origami structures that emulate the framework of an earwig's wing, and fabricated them as three-dimensional printed objects.
Researchers have discovered how the spatial structure of conjugated polymers can be used to control the colors of organic light-emitting diodes and increase the brightness of monitors.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity recently announced the UG2 Prize Challenge for unmanned aerial vehicles, gliders, and ground data entries.
A cold war is being waged across the world's most advanced industries. And it just got a lot chillier.
John Hennessy, president emeritus of Stanford University and co-recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing award, discusses digital education and the future of leadership.
Last week, when news broke (again) that Cambridge Analytica had allegedly misused 50 million Facebook users' data, it immediately raised a difficult question: When a company possesses information about some 2 billion people,share…
It's been just over two years since Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin made an explosive claim: Based on the orbital motion of objects in the Kuiper Belt—a region beyond Neptune that is home to Pluto and other…
Mezmaiskaya Cave offered shelter to Neanderthals for tens of thousands of years. The cave, located near Russia's border with Georgia, preserved Neanderthal remains so well that researchers have now been able to extract genetic…
This is the first fatality involving a robocar under the care of a professional human minder.
This year, over 100,000 developers told us how they learn, build their careers, which tools they're using, and what they want in a job.
Fraudulent images have been around for as long as photography itself. Take the famous hoax photos of the Cottingley fairies or the Loch Ness monster.
Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf talks about the frailty and impermanence of digitally-stored information.
Researchers are exploring machine learning as a tool for identifying signs of Alzheimer's disease that physicians and loved ones may otherwise overlook.
A new study describes a computer algorithm that mitigates the effects of spoofed GPS attacks on electrical grids and other GPS-reliant technologies.
Researchers at the University of Chicago's Knowledge Lab have created a computational model to measure the spread of influential ideas across scholarship and culture.
New artificial intelligence software forecasts the survival of glioma patients by examining tissue biopsy data.
Facebook Inc.'s handling of user data has upset lawmakers and regulators in multiple countries. But the biggest risk to its business could come from angry users.
The study from Northwestern University was looking at gender stereotypes in science over years and how these develop in children.
ACM has named John L. Hennessy, former President of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired Professor of the University of California, Berkeley, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic…
Machine learning engineers and data scientists are the two fastest-growing new jobs in the United States, according to LinkedIn's latest Emerging Jobs Report.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding efforts to employ artificial intelligence to conceptualize complex component designs, including the D-FOCUS project which offers alternatives to existing designs.…
Google's Project Magenta researchers have developed a machine to serve as an instrument that acts as a physical interface for the NSynth algorithm, which uses a deep neural network to create new sounds.
Scientists are working on a "farm of the future" project based on microbiology and machine learning. The team is growing crops at an Arkansas farm that they hope to transform into the world's most scientifically-advanced farm…
The Trump administration's proposed crackdown on China's trade practices could hit one sector where the U.S. runs a big trade surplus: higher education.